Monday, July 25, 2011

Richard, Richard, everywhere I turn...and I'm loving it!

Someone up above must think I deserve blessings, because I've had RA left and right for weeks! To start, there was the big reveal of Thorin...

It wasn't quite what I expected, but I was very happy to see Richard in character, and I thought he looked fantastic. But then, there was the offical picture...

WOW! That was the only word I could say. From head to toe, he looks perfect as the mighty Thorin Oakenshield. Love the boots, love the beautiful blue coat, love the fur on the shoulders. I love it all! And best of all, we can still see a hint of that beautifully expressive face. I am so looking forward to this, I can't even put it into words!

My RA delights didn't end there, of course. Not with Captain America making it's debut!

If there was one bad note in all of this RA goodness, it was the coverage of the LA premiere of Captain America. Most of us have seen it by now, although most of us couldn't HEAR IT! What the heck was with the sound, people? You are from HOLLYWOOD! Shouldn't you know how to prepare for these things? And that was just one thing among many that made my hackles rise like and angry dog. The interview...oh my, I'm getting angry just thinking about it. You all know what I'm talking about. Not only were the questions stupid, but for heaven's sake, learn how to pronounce the man's name! Is is so difficult to say?  But I digress...

"Captain America" was a fantastic film, at least in my humble opinion. I enjoyed it very much. But of course, I went to see it because of RA, and even though he was only in it for about ten minutes or so, he completely stole those ten minutes of the movie. SPOILER ALERT! Do not read further if you haven't seen the movie and don't want to know details...

I love the moment just before he blows up the lab. He looks around, in an almost raptor like way. By that, I mean the way he surveys his domain. I loved his facial expression...very cold and calculating. Can this guy play evil, or WHAT? :)

And then of course, the short ride begins. I love to watch this man in motion. His long legs move him with such speed and agility. He moves through the scene at breakneck speed, as of course, the Captain is on his tail. He knows how to handle a gun, that's for sure. I love the way he dashes from one vehicle to the next. Very weasel-like, that evil spy! Several shootings and a tossed kid later, he's in his sub and ready to make his getaway. Sadly, we know how this turns out. The villain is defeated, and Richard's scenes come to an abrupt end. Heinz Kruger, we hardly knew ye.

I left the theatre very impressed. But my RA fest was hardly over. A few days later, there was a lovely interview with RA in The Scotsman magazine. If you haven't read it, you should do so. RA reveals a few things about himself. As usual, he charming and witty. It's no wonder we adore him. Here's the link...

It's been an amazing few weeks, I must say. I hope the RA goodness continues! It's a long time from now until 2012 and The Hobbit. I need something to keep me going until then. :)


  1. You are right. These days are so awsome. Just arrived home from vacation, I come home to Thorin, Heinz Krüger and Richard on the red carpet. And before I went away the pictures from Project Magazine was published. The sun is really shining for the RA fans :-)

  2. Yes, it has been an amazing few weeks. We have something new from RA almost every day...incredible. What a break from The Hobbit! Not to mention Peter Jackson's new video blog! I also loved the interview with The Scotsman,agree, one of the most open he's given and I love when he talks about his characters.

  3. Hadn't seen the blue coat pic or the Scotsman interview, so I'm having a field day right now! :D Thank you for posting!!